Bulls’ Nikola Vucevic enters COVID-19 health and safety protocols, expected to miss at least 10 days

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Chicago Bulls middle Nikola Vucevic has been positioned in the NBA’s wellbeing and basic safety protocols, as to start with documented by NBC Sports’ K.C. Johnson on Thursday. Vucevic is predicted to miss out on at minimum 10 times. The Bulls have officially stated him as out for Friday’s video game in opposition to the Golden State Warriors. 

NBC Athletics Chicago documented just lately that each individual participant on the Bulls’ roster is thoroughly vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19. When a participant tests beneficial for COVID-19, he can not return until eventually 10 times have passed or he tests damaging on two PCR tests 24 several hours apart. 

Right after visiting the Warriors, Chicago’s street trip will go on with online games in opposition to the Clippers, Lakers, Trail Blazers and Nuggets. They will return property to perform a back again-to-back again in opposition to the New York Knicks on Nov. 21 and the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 22.

Vucevic has never been less successful as a shooter than he has to start out this season, but he has played very well normally in 11 online games. The Bulls’ starting off lineup of Lonzo Ball, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Environmentally friendly and Vucevic has a as well as-nine.eight web ranking, per Cleaning The Glass, and it had a web ranking of as well as-11. with the hurt Patrick Williams in location of Environmentally friendly. Chicago’s good results on the defensive close has been specially noteworthy, and Vucevic has fared very well in fall coverage. 

Currently devoid of Williams, the eight-three Bulls will have their depth examined in the rapid potential. Tony Bradley has been backing up Vucevic at the five spot, and, considering the fact that they are limited on common bigs, coach Billy Donovan may have to switch to Derrick Jones Jr. as a smallball middle. Alize Johnson is yet another alternative, and, if Chicago is determined for sizing, it could recall rookie Marko Simonovic from the G League.